Author Archives: Joel Whitaker

Wells Fargo to Determine Future of Busch Family’s Grant’s Farm Estate

Among the ongoing dramas created by the sale of Anheuser-Busch Cos. to InBev is the future of Grant’s Farm, the ancestral family home of the Busch Family, which has been operated both as a 22-acre private family estate and as … Continue reading

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Entre Nous Releases Wines from Its Library

With the 2015 harvest representing its 10th, Entre Nous wines is marking the occasion releasing a 10-bottle collection of its older vintages. “Compare and contrast our body of work with one bottle of our very first Entre Nous 2006 Cabernet … Continue reading

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Finally, a Distillery in Austin, Tex., Itself

Still Austin Whiskey Co. is getting set to open at the Yard at St. Elmo, a development in Austin, Tex., that will include Austin Winery and St. Elmo Brewing.  Here’s the thing:  Still Austin will be the first distillery actually … Continue reading

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Three Meadows Spirits Launches a Peony Vodka

Three Meadow Spirits released a unique, 5-times distilled vodka, developed from a recipe infused with an array of botanicals. Not to be confused with a ‘flavored’ vodka, Peony Vodka’s floral notes result in a spirit that most somewhat resembles the … Continue reading

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Thieves Steal 3,272 Cases of Beer from SweetWater Brewing

Two trailers loaded with a total of 3,272 cases –more than 78,500 bottles — of SweetWater Brewing Co.’s Summer Variety Pack were taken from the company’s plant in Atlanta.  The trailers, but not the beer, were later found. Hours later, … Continue reading

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Ciroc Declares Victory Half Way Through Year, Says Nielsen Ranks Ciroc Apple No. 1 Innovation

Cîroc Apple is the best-selling new vodka innovation of 2016, Combs Wine & Spirits said, citing Nielsen research which showed Cîroc Apple has sold more cases than all other new vodka innovations this year. Cîroc Apple was added to the … Continue reading

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